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Wor­ship Ser­vice for Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 5,: 11 a.m. – Sun­day Praise


Ser­vices of Wor­ship on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 5: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion; 11 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion; 7 p.m. – Evening Prayer.


Re­source Cen­tre Hours: St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre is open 9 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. Mon­day to Thurs­day and on Fri­day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those re­quir­ing Bap­tism/Con­fir­ma­tion cer­tifi­cates or ap­pli­ca­tion forms for bap­tism can ob­tain them dur­ing the above hours. Please note that the Parish Of­fice is the only place where cer­tifi­cates and ap­pli­ca­tion forms can be pro­cessed.

Mass Times: Mass is cel­e­brated in St Anne’s Church at 10 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Mon­day to Fri­day (ex­cept Au­gust and Septem­ber). Week­end Mass times are Satur­day 6.30 p.m. Vigil Mass and on Sun­day at 8 a.m., 10.30 a.m. (Fam­ily Mass), mid­day, and 6 p.m. Con­fes­sions are heard on Satur­days af­ter the 10 a.m. Mass, be­tween 12.30 p.m. and 1 p.m., and af­ter the 6.30 p.m. Mass. Mass is now broad­cast on­line and can be viewed by log­ging onto the parish web­site: stannes­ and then click­ing onto video link.

St Pa­trick’s Chapel, Lough­lin­stown: The cel­e­bra­tion of the Sun­day 9 a.m. Mass has now ceased in the chapel and will not re­sume till later this year when es­sen­tial main­te­nance has been com­pleted.

Bap­tism Times: Bap­tisms take place in St Anne’s Church at 1 p.m. on the first Sun­day of the month and at 5 p.m. on the sec­ond and fourth Satur­days of the month. A month’s no­tice is re­quired. Please con­tact the St Anne’s Parish Of­fice lo­cated in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre to make your ar­range­ments. Please note that when vis­it­ing the Parish Of­fice to ar­range a bap­tism, the child’s birth cer­tifi­cate should be brought as it nec­es­sary to pho­to­copy it for the parish records but it will be re­turned im­me­di­ately.

Pre-Bap­tism Meet­ings: Pre-Bap­tism Meet­ings are held on the last Thurs­day of ev­ery month for par­ents pre­sent­ing their chil­dren for bap­tism the fol­low­ing month. The next meet­ing will be held to­mor­row (Thurs­day) at 8 p.m. in St, Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre for all par­ents whose chil­dren are be­ing Bap­tised in Fe­bru­ary.

Room Hire – St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre: At present we have avail­abil­ity in the cen­tre for room hire. If you are in­ter­ested in run­ning your class or course please con­tact Melissa Tobin at 01 2822777 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion. Fa­cil­i­ties in­clude Free car park, tea or cof­fee, Use of white­board and pro­jec­tor, Flipchart Stands. Three rooms avail­able with ca­pac­ity for 80 peo­ple, 25 peo­ple, or 15 peo­ple.

Ado­ra­tion of the Most Blessed Sacra­ment: The UAC hold Ado­ra­tion of the Blessed Sacra­ment from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the 22nd of each month. This is a world­wide ini­tia­tive by the Pal­lot­tine Fam­ily to pray for vo­ca­tions to the Priest­hood and the Re­li­gious Life. Please join in prayer with the Pal­lot­tine Union of Catholic Apos­to­late to pray for vo­ca­tions to the priest­hood and re­li­gious life. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Pat Maguire at 087 7532780.

The feast of St Blaise – This Fri­day: St Blaise had a priv­i­leged child­hood and qual­i­fied as a physi­cian prior to his in­vi­ta­tion to be­come a bishop (Bish­ops were elected dif­fer­ently in those days). At this time, some Chris­tians were per­se­cuted for openly prac­tis­ing their faith. He saved a young boy from chok­ing one day and his rep­u­ta­tion as a healer spread. Some peo­ple brought sick or in­jured an­i­mals to him. Dur­ing his min­istry, he re­ceived Di­vine in­spi­ra­tion that his life could be in dan­ger and went to live in seclu­sion in a cave. Un­for­tu­nately, a group of hunters dis­cov­ered him and handed him over to the Gov­er­nor. It is said that dur­ing his time in cap­tiv­ity, he cured a Lady’s pig. She was so full of grat­i­tude that she gave him some can­dles to brighten up his cell and hence the as­so­ci­a­tion of can­dles with the Saint. He suf­fered im­mense tor­ture at the hands of his cap­tors and even­tu­ally was killed be­cause of his faith­ful­ness to Chris­tian­ity.

To cel­e­brate the feast of St Blaise, Bless­ing of the Throats will take place im­me­di­ately af­ter the 10 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Mass on Fri­day.

The Pre­sen­ta­tion of Our Lord – To­mor­row (Thurs­day): On this day, we re­mem­ber when Our Lady brought the baby Je­sus to the Tem­ple. It was a tra­di­tion in that re­gion, that ac­cord­ing to the Law of Moses, Moth­ers vis­ited the Tem­ple with their ba­bies, 40 days af­ter birth as part of a pu­rifi­ca­tion rit­ual. Simeon, a de­vout elderly man was in­spired by the Holy Spirit that he would meet God dur­ing his life­time. He was drawn to the Tem­ple that day and held the baby Je­sus in his arms and gave praise to God, say­ing: ‘Be­hold, this child is set for the fall and ris­ing of many in Is­rael’

Catholic Schools Week: We wel­come the chil­dren from St Anne’s and Scoil Mhuire Na­tional Schools to Mass each morn­ing this week as we con­tinue to cel­e­brate Catholic Schools Week. The theme for this year is ‘Learn­ing with Pope Fran­cis to Care for Our Com­mon Home.’ To­day (Wed­nes­day) – 4th Class: Grand­par­ents: watch­ing over our com­mon home; to­mor­row (Thurs­day) – 5th Class: Pro­tect­ing our com­mon home; Fri­day – sixth Class: Shar­ing our com­mon home.

First Fri­day: This Fri­day is the First Fri­day of the month and the Blessed Sacra­ment Ado­ra­tion Chapel will be open from 10.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. Priests will be avail­able on this day to visit the house­bound and sick in the parish. Please con­tact the Parish Of­fice if some­one you know would like a priest to visit them.

Heal­ing Mass: On Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 11, the 6.30 p.m. Mass will be a Mass of Heal­ing with Anoint­ing of the sick.

Youth 2000 – Meet­ing for Youth: We in­vite all 16- to 35-yearolds to come to the church ev­ery Thurs­day from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. to gather for a time of Ado­ra­tion, prayer, mu­sic, re­flec­tion and fel­low­ship. Fol­lowed by a cup of tea and so­cial from 9 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre.

Hos­pi­tal­ity: Hos­pi­tal­ity takes place af­ter 10.30 a.m. Mass on the sec­ond and fourth Sun­day of each month in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre.

Par­ent and Tod­dler Group: Meets in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 10 a.m. to mid­day. €4 for par­ent and Child (in­clud­ing tea or cof­fee and Bis­cuits). For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Iarla Dun­phy 086 3513221.

Ap­peal For Ador­ers. Did you know that our Blessed Sacra­ment Ado­ra­tion Chapel is open Mon­day to Fri­day from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and also from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. At present, we are ap­peal­ing for peo­ple to ‘watch one hour’ with the Lord. There will be a book in the Chapel for you to sign in. If there is no one present when you have to leave the Chapel, we ask that you close over the taber­na­cle doors.

Al­tar So­ci­ety: The Al­tar So­ci­ety com­prises of parish­ioners who pre­pare and ar­range flo­ral dis­plays for the church each week, work­ing ei­ther singly or in pairs. The use of fresh flow­ers en­hances the church space es­pe­cially the sanc­tu­ary, and these flo­ral dis­plays also help to re­flect the chang­ing Sea­sons of both the cal­en­dar year and the church’s year. If you are in­ter­ested in join­ing the Al­tar So­ci­ety please call into the Parish Of­fice.

Va­can­cies: We presently, have va­can­cies on our Com­mu­nity Em­ploy­ment Project for an Of­fice Ad­min­is­tra­tor/Re­cep­tion­ist and a Care­taker/Ground’s Per­son. If you are el­i­gi­ble for CE and in­ter­ested in ei­ther po­si­tion, please leave your CV into St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre for the at­ten­tion of Melissa Tobin.

The Al­tar So­ci­ety: The Al­tar So­ci­ety cur­rently has only three mem­bers look­ing af­ter the flow­ers for St Anne’s Church. We need more peo­ple to help with flower ar­rang­ing. If you are in­ter­ested, and have a few hours to spare, please con­tact the Parish Of­fice.

Sug­ges­tion Box: We now have a Sug­ges­tion Box in the church. We wel­come sug­ges­tions/Com­ments/ideas you may have with re­gard to im­prov­ing our Parish Com­mu­nity. These sug­ges­tions will be brought to the Pas­toral Coun­cil Meet­ings which are held monthly.

Men’s cof­fee morn­ing: The Men’s cof­fee morn­ing takes place ev­ery Fri­day from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre. Please join us if you are free.

Sup­port Net­work for Sep­a­rated, Di­vorced and Re-mar­ried Peo­ple: A Sup­port Net­work for Sep­a­rated, Di­vorced and Re-mar­ried Peo­ple has been set up and is open to peo­ple of any faith de­nom­i­na­tion. All are wel­come to con­tact us by tex­ting 087 3814213 or by email­ing us at lis­ All com­mu­ni­ca­tions will be guar­an­teed com­plete con­fi­den­tial­ity and ev­ery­one will be warmly wel­come.

Gluten Free Hosts: Gluten Free Hosts are avail­able for Holy Com­mu­nion. Please ad­vise the Sacristan if you re­quire one.

Face­book: St Anne’s parish is now on Face­book. Search for St Anne’s parish, Shankill; click on ‘pages’ (left hand side un­der All Re­sults); ‘like’ the page; re­ceive up­dates di­rectly into your Face­book ac­count.

St Anne’s Parish Web­site: The parish web­site is stannespcr­


The Shankill Ac­tive Re­tire­ment As­so­ci­a­tion (SARA) meets at 3 p.m. on the third Mon­day of the month in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre. New mem­bers al­ways wel­come.


This Satur­day morn­ing the Fe­bru­ary First Satur­day Book Sale, which sup­ports the Shankill Old Folks As­so­ci­a­tion and Meals on Wheels, will take place in the Shankill Old Folks Cen­tre, Lower Road, Shankill, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., ay which there will be h a great se­lec­tion of books avail­able at bar­gain prices so make a point of call­ing into the book sale on Satur­day morn­ing and avail of the op­por­tu­nity to pick up some ex­cel­lent read­ing ma­te­rial for the Spring. Do­na­tions of books, other than school/text books, ac­cepted on the day.


Open­ing hours for Shankill Library are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mon­days and Wed­nes­days and on al­ter­nate Fri­days and Satur­days – the library will closed this Fri­day but open on Satur­day. The library is open on Tues­days and Thurs­days from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. To re­new or in­quire about a book call 01 2827801 or email shankil­lib@dl­r­


Tonight (Wed­nes­day) the Fe­bru­ary meet­ing of the Rath­michael His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, the lo­cal histo- ry so­ci­ety for Shankill Bally­brack and sur­round­ing area, takes place at 8 p.m. in Rath­michael Na­tional School, Stone­bridge Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin at which Ni­cola Gor­don Bowe will present her lec­ture ‘Harry Clarke.’ All wel­come – new mem­bers wel­come.

Mem­bers are re­minded that an­nual mem­ber­ship sub­scrip­tions for 2017 of €25 fell due for re­newal on Jan­uary 1 and can be re­newed at the Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 1, meet­ing.

In the mean­time mem­bers of the Rath­michael His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety are in­vited to at­tend sev­eral events in­clud­ing to­mor­row (Thurs­day) night’s 8 p.m. meet­ing of the Mount Mer­rion His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety in the Mount Mer­rion Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, North Av­enue, Mount Mer­rion, Co. Dublin, at which Dr An­gus Mitchell will present his lec­ture ‘Case­ment/ Alice Stop­ford Green’ – ad­mis­sion €4; and to next Tues­day night’s 8 p.m. meet­ing of the Kil­macanogue His­tory So­ci­ety in the Glen­view Ho­tel, Glen of the Downs, Del­gany, Co. Wick­low, at which Joe Mooney will present his lec­ture ‘Seán Keat­ing: Art, Politics, and Build­ing the Ir­ish Na­tion’ – ad­mis­sion €4.


The guild meets on the sec­ond Mon­day of the month at 3.30 p.m. in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre. Craft Morn­ing takes place in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre on Tues­day morn­ings from 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. Cul­ture out­ings are held at dif­fer­ent times through­out the year. New mem­bers al­ways wel­come – con­tact Pa­tri­cia O’Con­nor at 282 0733.


In last Thurs­day week’s club de­vel­op­ment lotto draw num­bers drawn were 5, 15, 25 and 26; no jack­pot win­ner. Lucky-dip win­ners David Cole, Frances Morgan and Jason O’Sul­li­van. Next draw was last Thurs­day night in Brady’s pub when the jack­pot was a whop­ping €1,250. Tick­ets are €2 each or three for €5.

Our Academy is back in ac­tion ev­ery Satur­day at 10 a.m. in St Lau­rence’s col­lege. Cost is €2 per child, there is no an­nual sub­scrip­tion and all equip­ment is pro­vided free of charge.

The club AGM will be held next Mon­day night at 8 p.m. in St Anne’s Re­source Cen­tre Shankill. Our un­der-14 boys and men’s adult foot­ball teams are look­ing for ex­tra play­ers for next sea­son. Un­der-14 play­ers con­tact Gabriel 085 7254897 and adults Kevin 086 8449902. For more in­for­ma­tion on the club con­tact sec­re­tary.shankill.dublin­, or call 086 4010438. Fol­low us on Face­book and Twit­ter.


St Joseph of Cluny Sec­ondary School for girls, Killiney are hold­ing an Open Evening tonight (Wed­nes­day) from 5 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Con­tact 01 2855027 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.


You can still make it your New Year’s res­o­lu­tion to join Shankill Bowls Club, your lo­cal club and get good healthy ex­er­cise. Join now. Wel­com­ing ladies and men. Con­tact Paddy Hughes PRO at 01 2822740.

Brian Stapleton, Ade­line O’Neill, Ros­aleen Power and Christo­pher Healy tak­ing part in the tin whis­tle work­shop given by Rie Maruyama (left) at the Har­bour Bar as part of the Banjo & Bovril Fes­ti­val.

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